What can I say about Ruslan? He has been my teacher for a year now and I am only more amazed than when I first met him. There is a way about him that seems to just bring a breath of fresh air to the overcrowding of life. He's the most amazing Yogi I've ever known and I'm proud to be his student. Behind his great approach, a kick ass awesome asana practice, amazing knowledge of Ayurveda and exceptional thai massage skills, he is just a caring individual with a desire to help people find beauty in their own practice. He does amazing poses and challenges me constantly of course!
The greatest talent that he has however, is not just technical improvements with positioning. His capacity to surrender to creativity without fear of failure is what motivates me to be a better yogi. There is a transcendent quality that is magical about him, and yet there is something so practical and humble in his nature that keeps him rooted. Ruslan helped me tackle much more than yoga poses for which I am eternally grateful. If I made him a t-shirt it would say "insane, from the Ukraine and yoga trained"...but I still think it might not capture the dynamic spirit that he brings to class.
Jamie Cichon, MD
Sitting in a classroom with Ruslan is the best experience ever! If you get the chance to talk to him you can see right away- he is a real yogi. He has a magical way of conveying the knowledge that he has amassed throughout his journey. In my teacher training with Ruslan, I could not believe how much knowledge he had on practices of all the eight limbs of yoga. Ruslan truly helped me to get it. I will take any chance I get to sit and talk with, or take classes from this master. His skills getting you into and out of poses are amazing! His cues are second to none. Ruslan has a way of helping you to find the space in your body and your mind that you had no idea was there. I really want to Thank You for being such an inspiration for me on my journey to becoming a teacher.
RuslanKleytman is truly one of the most knowledgeable teachers I have practiced and studied with. In Miami there seems to be a trend of "fitness instructors" calling themselves "yoga teachers". I can honestly say that there are really 3 top notch gurus in Miami and Ruslan is one of them. He is the teacher of all teachers. If you really want to understand the depth and beauty of this practice, studying with Ruslan will bring you to an understanding beyond any yoga class. He will guide you on a path in understanding your innermost self, taking recess into the soul, bringing you back to the roots and lineage of yoga.
Learning the wisdom of yoga with the integral approach of Ruslan Kleytman is a life changing experience. From the philosophical knowledge of the Vedic tradition including the detailed alignment of the asanas, to a practical guide for our everyday routines, Ruslan's commitment and dedication to sharing this invaluable and timeless way of living, is an opportunity of a lifetime.
Ruslan Kleytman is one of the most incredible and inspiring teachers. He guided me towards the path of truth and self discovery. His yoga teacher's training was one of the most transformational experiences of my life. I was so blessed to meet Ruslan and to be able to attend his TT. Looking forward to more!
Karina Radova ERYT/ NYC
A truly wonderful person and teacher. I had the privilege of doing my first yoga teacher training with Ruslan Kleytman and learned so much about the heart from him.
Heather Morgan ERYT
The first couple of minutes are the rudest. Your body does not normally move in manner in which Ruslan teaches, so your mind is unhappy. But that is the point of yoga, right? If you have the endurance to get through it, then after the next couple of months, you'll realize that that organic energy is carrying you through the tricky transitions, soothing backbends and heart opening sequencing. Ruslan is an artist first, and a master second. He understands that the timeless tradition is applied to modern problems. His pure heart can handle it all.
Clifton Hayward, Washington DC
I was never a huge yoga fan - hated the slow repetition and same movements over and over from what I was used to taking; however decided to embark on the yoga series with Ruslan last March and WOW was I more then impressed! I had never experienced or knew of yoga that could feel so organic, versitile and new. All the integrated parts of dance and martial arts made it feel like a great challenging workout. The change in each session in movements and style kept my interest every day. I found a new love for the art of yoga after my trip and the course with Ruslan. The only unfortunate thing about it was upon my return to Los Angeles I have yet to find anyone at all that reaches the same level and keeps my interest in yoga the way Ruslan did. I can honestly say that I was sad to go back to classes that were not taught by Ruslan
Jennifer Ross, LA California
Dear Ruslan, Wanted to let you know that after taking your workshop in Costa Rica, I feel like I gained a new understanding of yoga, and I wanted to thank you. I've been studying for many years now, but never have I experienced the connectedness I felt while in your class. Your teaching is masterful, yet never intimidating, and I felt my knowledge expand through your example. The introduction that you gave me to the world of Acro Yoga, and Yogic Arts, opened my eyes to the many different ways in which to practice, and I'm excited to utilize them. Thank you for being so inspired and inspiring!